GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 7, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 7, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 Click here for Disc 5 Click here for Disc 6 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible…

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DEVOID – Cup of Tears (Album Review)

DEVOID – Cup of Tears (Album Review)

When a record comes to you supplied by a label such as Melodic Rock Records, one would expect, well melodic rock. And yes there’s tons of melody ingrained in Devoid‘s Cup of Tears release. But there’s more. So much more. Power metal, I hear glorious power metal all over Cup of Tears. Some symphonic leanings are also involved. Simply put this record smashes at a high energy pace tearing you a new asshole from beginning…

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JUSTIFY REBELLION – Unleashing The Beast (Album Review)

JUSTIFY REBELLION – Unleashing The Beast (Album Review)

As the rock ‘n’ roll train leaves 2017 and careens into 2018 it shows no sign of slowing down, never mind stopping. A testament to that fact is the whole host of top reviews which have already appeared on decibelgeek.com, along with this debut release, Unleashing The Beast from Justify Rebellion. This album, as they would say here in Yorkshire, England, is ‘proper metal’. It’s got everything that the modern thrasher appreciates; grinding riffs, torturing rhythm, menacing…

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The Complete VINNIE VINCENT Collection (Feature)

The Complete VINNIE VINCENT Collection (Feature)

Welcome to Decibel Geek‘s Complete Vinnie Vincent Collection. Here, you’ll find links to everything we’ve done on the enigmatic KISS guitarist. Born Vincent Cusano in Bridgeport Connecticut in 1952, Vinnie Vincent started guitar at an early age. In 1982, Vincent was chosen as the replacement guitarist for Ace Frehley in the rock band KISS. On stage, Vincent was the last member to wear a unique makeup/costume configuration. He was the character of “Ankh Warrior”, a design created by Paul Stanley. Until…

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – All Systems Go (Retro-Review)

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – All Systems Go (Retro-Review)

If Aaron Camaro and Chris Czynszak read this I’m probably getting fired. Especially when they learn that I have never heard either of Vinnie Vincent Invasion albums or anything else in his solo catalog, these my friends are virgin ears so a fresh new opinion is on the way…. read on! “Ashes to Ashes” kicks in with a cranking little 80’s riff that reminds me a bit of “Still of the Night” by Whitesnake. I…

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

KISS‘ unmasking ranks among the most disappointing moments in my life.  The MTV special lacked a certain gravitas as half of the “un-maskers” had barely been in the band in 1983.  Meaning for lifelong fans the only moment of interest was the two founding members of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.  We find out Paul without make-up looks an awful lot like Paul with make-up. Gene. Not so much. While seeing Vinnie without makeup will never be…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 5, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 5, Album Review)

*Past reviews* Click here for Disc 1 Click here for Disc 2 Click here for Disc 3 Click here for Disc 4 An unbelievable opportunity of a lifetime presented itself and I had the honor of meeting the powerful and attractive…. The Demon himself…. Gene Simmons during the Los Angeles Gene Simmons Vault Experience.  Over several installments, I will be sharing parts of my incredible story and reviewing all 11 discs from the newly released…

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MACHINE HEAD – Catharsis (Album Review)

MACHINE HEAD – Catharsis (Album Review)

From 1998 to 2002 it seemed there were three bands I would see at least once every nine months by pure happenstance.  Sevendust, Coal Chamber, and Machine Head.  Always opening for a band I was there to see or playing to early risers at festivals.  It just seemed I couldn’t go too long without seeing them.  While I saw Machine Head around five times in that four year period.  It wasn’t until the release of…

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BEDLAM REBELS – Self-titled EP (EP Review)

BEDLAM REBELS – Self-titled EP (EP Review)

San Diego based rock ‘n’ roll band Bedlam Rebels reached out to Decibel Geek via email to request that we take a listen to their forthcoming self-titled EP. The five-song collection drops on January 16, 2017, via Vonspor Records. For some bio info on Bedlam Rebels, they are comprised of Sean Macomber (vocals), Chris Sporleder (guitars), Nick Chisholm (drums), and Chris Eaton (bass). The EP was recorded by Sporleder at The Space Studios in California…

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GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

GENE SIMMONS – Gene Simmons Vault (Disc 3, Album Review)

Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 1 review available at Decibelgeek.com Click here for the Gene Simmons Vault Disc 2 review available at Growinuprock.com *Update* I have received a couple of questions that I wanted to answer for the folks reading these reviews. Question: How is the sound quality of the recordings in The Vault? Answer: I heard Julian Gill (Kiss FAQ) put it best “… it varies.  Paul Stanley loved 24-track recording…

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